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Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Some recycling facts that may actually surprise you.Some recycling facts that may actually surprise you.

Recyclable glass almost always refers to 'container' glass -- that is, bottles and jars. Other types, like windshields and Pyrex, have different melting points and are not accepted by most recyclers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | recycling | facts | surprise | cnn | trash | waste | environment |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.

Decisions about violations will be made on a case-by-case basis, but if someone receives cash or an in-kind payment to review a product, it's considered an endorsement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bloggers | freebies | reviews | positive | ftc | fraud | endorsement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Yawning in court could land you up to six months in jail.Yawning in court could land you up to six months in jail.

That'll teach you to cover your mouth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:16 PM | Tags (6) | chicago | court | fyi | jail | judge | yawn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Netflix has an exclusive partnership with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.Netflix has an exclusive partnership with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.

Looks like you may not be seeing the same kind of Netflix app on any of those other consoles any time soon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:20 PM | Tags (5) | netflix | microsoft | xbox | consoles | partnership |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have a look at some leaked screens from a Geek Squad certification test.Have a look at some leaked screens from a Geek Squad certification test.

Wow, thats scary. Certification tests for this type of position shouldn't include poorly used Internet memes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:46 AM | Tags (6) | geeksquad | bestbuy | certification | dumb | quiz | gizmodo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 242 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Your local ATM machine makes a great home for small creatures.Your local ATM machine makes a great home for small creatures.

Apparently the little mouse used bills for shelter lining, how cute.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | mouse | home | atm | remy | bills |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Yes, stealing domain names could land you a felony charge.Yes, stealing domain names could land you a felony charge.

After it had initially dropped the case, the New Jersey District Attorney and State Police Cybercrimes Unit determined the domain's theft was an indictable offense and arrested Gonclaves. In the years between Gonclaves' theft and arrest, the Angels pursued a civil suit in Florida courts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | theft | domains | felony | charge | domain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Modding game consoles can land you ten years in prison.Modding game consoles can land you ten years in prison.

Yes folks, hacking your favorite console to play pirated video games does indeed violate the Digitial Millenium Copyright Act. Honestly, who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | fyi | gaming | jail | modding | prison | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Forbes would like you to know about the eleven ways in which you can spot a liar.Forbes would like you to know about the eleven ways in which you can spot a liar.

Covers specific phrasing and gestures that might tip you off to a lie. Thanks Forbes!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 8:06 AM | Tags (7) | forbes | gestures | hands | liar | lies | manners | photographs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Seven surprising facts about sleep you may not have previously known about.Seven surprising facts about sleep you may not have previously known about.

Good to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:51 AM | Tags (2) | sleep | facts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Turns out digging sand at the beach is a great way to get some infectious diseases.Turns out digging sand at the beach is a great way to get some infectious diseases.

The study found that digging in the sand raised the risk of diarrhea by 44 percent in young children — those under the age of 11. And kids who were buried in the sand were 27 percent more likely to develop diarrhea than those who weren’t.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 1:57 PM | Tags (7) | beach | diarrhea | digging | disease | fyi | infections | sand |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Amazon in some legal trouble regarding Kindle covers that end up breaking the device.Amazon in some legal trouble regarding Kindle covers that end up breaking the device.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, where Amazon is based, claims the covers designed and sold by Amazon to protect the device often end up cracking the Kindle screens due to pressure on the hinge.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:01 PM | Tags (7) | amazon | case | cracking | ebook | kindle | lawsuit | legal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Fifteen wallet fattening gas tips for the summer.Fifteen wallet fattening gas tips for the summer.

Good to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:35 AM | Tags (3) | gas | summer | tips |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

FYI, tomorrow is free Slurpee day at participating 7-Elevens.FYI, tomorrow is free Slurpee day at participating 7-Elevens.

Article also contains some fun Slurpee facts you may not have previously known about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:37 PM | Tags (6) | free | slurpee | 711/ participating | facts | fun | thirsty |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Delicious Library iPhone app gets pulled from the App Store.Delicious Library iPhone app gets pulled from the App Store.

Turns out that it violates Amazon's contract in regards to what you can and can't do with their API.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:43 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | amazon | app | delicious | iphone | library | violation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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